Blessed saint Patrick,
glorious Apostle of Ireland,
who didst become a friend and father to me
for ages before my birth,
hear my prayer and accept, for God,
the sentiments of gratitude and veneration
with which my heart is filled.
Through thee I have inherited that faith
which is dearer than life.
I now make thee the representative of my thanks,
and the mediator of my homage to Almighty God.
Most holy Father and patron of my country,
despise not my weakness;
remember that the cries of little children
were the sounds that rose,
like a mysterious voice from heaven,
and invited thee to come amongst us.
Listen, then, to my humble supplication;
may my prayer ascend to the throne of God,
with the praises and blessings
which shall ever sanctify thy name and thy memory.
May my hope be animated
by the patronage and intercession of our forefathers,
who now enjoy eternal bliss and owe their salvation,
under God, to thy courage and charity.
Obtain for me grace to love God
with my whole heart,
to serve him with my whole strength,
and to persevere in good purposes to the end,
o faithful shepherd of the Irish flock,
who wouldst have laid down a thousand lives to save one soul,
take my soul,
and the souls of my countrymen,
under thy special care.
Be a father to the Church of Ireland
and her faithful people.
Grant that all hearts may share the blessed fruits of that Gospel
thou didst plant and water.
Grant that, as our ancestors of old had learned,
under thy guidance,
to unite science with virtue,
we too, may learn, under thy patronage,
to consecrate all Christian duty to the glory of God.
I commend to thee my native land,
which was so dear to thee while on earth.
Protect it still, and, above all,
direct its chief pastors,
particularly those who teach us.
Give them grace to walk in thy footsteps,
to nurture the flock with the word of life
and the bread of salvation,
and to lead the heirs of the Saints thou hast formed
to the possession of that glory which they,
with Thee, enjoy in the kingdom of the Blessed:
through Christ Jesus, our Lord.


V. Pray for us, O glorious saint Patrick.
R. And obtain for us the intention of this Novena.


    At TARA in this awful hour, I will call upon the Trinity,
Glory to Him who reigneth in power,
The God of Elements, Father and Son,
The Holy Spirit, which Three are but One
Omnipotent, Eternal Deity.
This day I will call upon the Lord,
to make me strong with seraph's power,
to make me share in angel's love.
in all the merits of the saints,
in all the prayers of patriarchs,
in preaching by apostles done;
in glory by the martyrs won;
confessors faith and virgin's hope-
in all the charity of righteous men,
This day I call upon the Lord,
May God's own life my life preserve;
May God's own wisdom be my guide;
May God's own vision be my sight;
May God's own ear my hearing be;
May God's own word bespeak my thoughts;
God's arm bring down my foes to naught;
God's hand defend me from all hurt;
-against the wiles of demon craft
-against the snares of evil men
-against whatever might cause my fall.
Christ be my light to illumine and guide me!
Christ be my shield to cover and guard me!
Christ be under me, Christ be over me!
Christ beside me, left and right-
Christ before me, behind me, about me,
Christ this day within without me-
Christ in every heart that thinks of me-
Christ in every mouth that speaks to me-
Christ in every eye that sees me-
Christ in every ear that hears me!
This day I call upon the Lord,
upon the Holy Trinity,
upon the Source of our Salvation,
to bless our homes, our lands, our race-
to grant us peace-His mercy-and His grace.


Prayer on the Medal
The Apostles Creed.
On each of the Twelve Green Beads:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen  
Through the intercession of St. Patrick, may God Almighty strengthen our faith, and grant the grace of faith to others.  
Breastplate of St. Patrick
Christ as a light, Illumine and guide me!
Christ as a shield, o'ershadow and cover me!
Christ be under me! Christ be over me!
Christ be beside me, on the left hand and 
on the right!
Christ be before me, behind me, about me!
Christ this day be within and without me!